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Post by RAmello0203 » Tue Jul 29, 2003 4:01 pm

That is a scream. the funniest thing I ever saw was when I went to the mall in clearwater and I was the youngest person by 50 years!

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go florida. Let more of those old people keep their licenses and hop curbs and run over people. NOT!

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Post by Kimberly » Tue Jul 29, 2003 4:10 pm

westcoast1 wrote:We actually had a show on a rodeo field in Wyoming...just dirt, filled with pot holes and trenches. Not the easiest place to roll your feet.
Sounds like the fairgrounds in Cody! There was actually a show there--it was awful!

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Post by DenverJohn » Sun Apr 25, 2004 10:00 pm

1968 OLC Ramblers: Loading dock piers in Brooklyn, NY. Drill rehearsal with Clark Williams.

1974 Hawthorne Caballeros. Miami Beach, Florida. Percussion rehearsal ON THE BEACH (sand, etc.) 8-)
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On a Train

Post by Jon » Sat Jan 08, 2005 4:12 pm

On a Train headed for the 1956 AL Nationals in Los Angeles. A little tough to do the drill.

We used to do the regular drill on the basketball court for the Wisconsin state high school basketball championships at the UW Field House. Always thought that was cool, and the reception from the fans was always great.

I understand that competitons in Japan are held indoors on basketball courts, and Inspire when it competes at DCA does an entirely new marching program.

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Post by EmeraldDirector » Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:27 am




Last season when i was marching with Dream I remember one of our camps being hold in a park becuase we cannt find a school site at the last minutes. It was nice rehearsaling in the park but when it came to do drill it was hard. Because there was no guidline to help with it.



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Post by Malibu » Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:31 am

Have you tried doing your drill on a baseball field? Years ago the "Dream Contest" in NJ was held on a baseball field, with pitchers mound and all! I remember seeing corps members almost tripping over that mound. :shock:
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Post by Resume Hut » Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:25 am

Yeah, and DCI worries about powder and water on the field. Imagine doing today's high-speed blind drills over pitcher mounds. Not good... broken legs and lawsuits waiting to happen.

Standards of what is acceptable for parents or adults-in-charge when it comes to safety of kids have certainly tightened. I heard a discussion on talk radio on last night-- when we were kids, it was common for children to ride lying down or even standing up in the back of open pick-up trucks, or sitting up on top of the back seat in an open convertible at higher-than-parade speeds. Any adult permitting that now would be pulled over by the police or reported on a cell-phone by people in another car for child abuse investigation. But back then, most people thought nothing of it at all. "Seat belts? Car seats for toddlers? Helmets for bike riders? Are you kidding me? What are we, jet pilots?" Different times.

Standards used to be looser about practicing near thunderstorms. Anybody have any up-close-and-personal encounters with lightning on the practice field... and the corps kept going?
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Post by EmeraldDirector » Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:03 pm




For DCA World Championships! We had to perform in a baseball field. It was so hard to move around with it.


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Post by Jim Anello » Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:30 pm

FohiPitInstructor wrote:


For DCA World Championships! We had to perform in a baseball field. It was so hard to move around with it.


:twisted: :P 8-) :lol:
Yes, but you were lucky last year because (1) it didn't rain, and (2) they covered the areas around the bases and the pitcher's mound with turf. The year before, they remained uncovered AND it rained. Lots of slipping and sliding during the performances.
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Post by FD » Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:30 am

In '65 the Sunrisers practiced in a deep dark landfill excavation we called "The Pit". It was about 50 feet below street level with sloping sand walls. You slid down and climbed out later. There were, of course, no lights so rehearsal was over when total darkness set in.
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Post by Mike » Fri Jan 28, 2005 10:18 am

Malibu wrote:Have you tried doing your drill on a baseball field? Years ago the "Dream Contest" in NJ was held on a baseball field, with pitchers mound and all! I remember seeing corps members almost tripping over that mound. :shock:
A few years back USSBA held one of their champs shows at the new minor league stadium in Atlantic City. The mound was not there, but of course teh 'lip' between the basepaths and grass was...

The VI Open Piscataway, NJ, band had a HUGE trainwreck with their sousas (not fiberglass) and other low brass when one kid tripped over that lip, not only ruining their show, but causing major $$$ damage to their instruments.

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Post by frankiE » Fri Jan 28, 2005 3:01 pm

Twenty feet out in the Atlantic Ocean at Wildwood, NJ.

The 1966 " Annual Scatter Drill on the Beach" at the state Legion Championships.

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Post by EmeraldDirector » Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:11 pm





Hey! Jim Anello


Yes! You right about having them cover. But even so when people would march it still since to be able to feel them more then when they were uncover.



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Post by felixh » Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:21 pm

First tour of the 1977 season with the Anaheim Kingsmen we practiced in a park in Toronto and it was very strange. It was a regular family day in the park and there were kids running wild, first time observers, and even food peddlers..........when we did our run throughs, we had the locals cheering and a crowd began to gather...it was actually very cool....sure miss those days.

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Post by Mark H » Fri Feb 04, 2005 3:02 pm

While with the Young Americans (out of the old Eastern Sates Circuit) in 1971 we rehearsed in a big field in Bristol, PA that was at the bottom of a big water tower. On that tank in huge letters (professionally painted) was the word SPERM. That was interesting. At the beginning of that season and between local rehearsal locations we (YA) practiced at a school for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind (I apologize up front for the non PC verbiage) in Hampton, VA - now that was a different crowd to practice in front of.

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